Road Atlanta is coming to Gran Turismo 7

Justin Melillo
On the German version of the PlayStation blog post surrounding Gran Turismo 7’s 25th Anniversary update, it seems Road Atlanta was also announced.

The 25th Anniversary content update for Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo 7 is shaping up to be even bigger than we initially thought. Not only are us GT7 fans getting a handful of new cars added to the title, including a sweet Ferrari Vision GT, but it looks likely that there will be a new track added as well.

That German PlayStation blog where we were also able to confirm the teased, silhouetted cars as being the BMW M2 Competition ’18, Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth ’87 and Nissan Silvia K’s Aero (S14)’ 96 also had another juicy detail regarding an additional piece of content coming to GT7.

A screen capture of the German edition of the PlayStation Blog on 22nd November 2022.

Just before those cars were listed off, the blog reads “Ein Update für Gran Turismo 7 wird am 24. November veröffentlicht und die Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta” which roughly translates through Google Translate to “an update for Gran Turismo 7 will be released on the 24th November and [sic] the Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.”

None of the other languages of the PlayStation blog has this information, so while we believe it to be true, we do wonder why it wasn’t included in the rest of them, all of which seem to follow the same format and structure regarding the 25th Anniversary celebration.

Regardless, if Road Atlanta does find its way to the PlayStation exclusive, it will be another fantastic addition for sure. Editorially speaking, it’s one of the top venues for racing over here in the United States, and it’s one of the best looking courses as well.

Jim Adams / John Hotchkis, Spice SE90P Pontiac, leads Martino Finotto / Ruggero Melgrati / Uli Bieri, Bieri Racing, Spice SE89P Ferrari. IMSA, Road Atlanta, April 01, 1990 by William Murenbeeld via Motorsport Images.

Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, which resides in Hall County, Georgia, is a 2.540-mile or 4.088-kilometer road course that is home to various types of American racing, mostly sports car racing with IMSA’s big 10 hour endurance racing event named Petit Le Mans.

Already a staple road racing venue on the iRacing platform, it’s unclear which configurations of the track would appear should it be added on or before Thursday, 24th November. iRacing offers up a Club layout and a Short layout, but there are even more paths available in the real-world.

Road Atlanta would be the 12th circuit added to the Americas region if and when that does happen. Watkins Glen International was the most recent track addition before that back in June while Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya also had additional layouts added in August.

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The most recent track addition to Gran Turismo 7 was Watkins Glen back in June.

No tracks in the Americas region on Gran Turismo 7 currently offer rain racing, but like Watkins Glen, Daytona and Interlagos, rain racing often features in real-world racing at Road Atlanta. It will be interesting to see if it does come included or if any other America-region venues get the ability later on.

Later this week, the Gran Turismo World Series Grand Finals will take place in Monaco from 24th to the 27th in November. The big 25th Anniversary update is expected to drop just before that on the 24th. We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for any more developing news surrounding it.

Update, 23rd November 2022 13:48

Confirmed, Road Atlanta plus the BMW M2 Competition ’18, Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth ’87 and Nissan Silvia K’s Aero (S14)’ 96 are definitely arriving within Gran Turismo 7 on the 24th November 2022, thanks to the reveal trailer.

Featured Image: #14 Vasser Sullivan, Lexus RC F, GT3, GTD PRO: Ben Barnicoat, Jack Hawksworth, Kyle Kirkwood. IMSA 2022, Road Atlanta, October 01, 2022 by Gavin Baker via Motorsport Images

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